Writing the City

Writing the City The Arts House National Arts Council spacer British Council

By toadette

About this piece
It's that time of the year again.

Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.
- Genesis 3:19

Ceci n’est pas une pipe.
- René Magritte

palms tight
like chinese-
eyed slits
squint at symbols
worth their weight
in joss-
unfettered by flame,
ashes curling orange,
then black
returning to dust-
in foreign hands.

July 31, 2011

4 Responses to “Crossings”

  1. Jia

    short and sharp! nice touch at the end. :)

  2. This is really lovely! The image of “ashes curling orange” is so beautiful!

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